K. C. DUNN, Publisher. Terms $1.00 Per Tear.
St. Patrick's Entertainment Given by
St. Edward's Congregation is
Enjoyed by Audience.
^ev. Father Levings Delivers an Able
Address and flusical Numbers
Are Finely Executed.
The St. Patrick's entertainment,
given under the auspices of the con
gregation of St. Edward's Catholic
church, was a treat in the true sense
of the word, although it was not as
largely patronized as it should have
been. A program was presented
which did great credit to the individ
ual members who took partit was
a program carefully prepared with
due regard to its appropriateness.
An orchestral selection opened the
entertainment and this was admirably
rendered. Following came the prin
cipal address of the evening by Rev.
Father Levings, who selected for his
subject, "The Day We Celebrate."'
The orator, who is well versed in all
the details of ancient history, gave a
splendid talk on Ireland in the early
days and the great progress it has
made. His address was virtually a
history of the Irish nation, and no
man is qualified to handle the subject
better than he.
A selection by the choir and a reci
tation by Forrest MeVicar followed
and both were well rendered, Mr. Mc
Vicar demonstrating that he, like his
father, is well cut out for a dramatic
reader. He is a chip of the old block.
Mrs. C. A. Caley, in her very best
style, rendered a vocal solo, "Mother
McCree," and responded to an encore,
and Miss Scheen admirably executed
a difficult piano solo. A pretty
chorus by seventeen little girls fol
lowed and an orchestral selection
then enlivened the audience.
Ten small boys then gave a choral
number in excellent manner and a
military drill, the precision of which
even impelled Cap. Caley to clap his
A recitation by Grace Dugan, vocal
solo by Mrs. C. A. Caley, selection
by a brass quartet, choral number
and orchestral selection completed the
This entertainment excelled any of
a like nature ever presented in Prince
ton, and all who attended speak in
high praise of the excellence of the
Overworking: the Frank
Colonel Roosevelt's Columbus
speech was printed in the Congres
sional Record, on motion of Senator
31app and, it is announced, is being
sent out under the senator's frank.
La Follette literature is being sent
out under the same frank from the
progressive republican league head
quarters in Minneapolis, it is re
ported. It is use of the privilege for
just such purposes that convinces
many that the frank should be
abolished. There is no reason why
the postal service should be burdened
with the expense of carrying on the
campaign efforts even of members of
congress. The theory on which the
free use of the mails is granted is that
it will result advantageously to the
people It is being used to further
the ends of the politicians.
A few months ago a representative
in congress, under the guise of mak
ing an address in connection with the
selection of the city in which the
Panama exposition should be held,
had incorporated into the Record a
long list of advantages of his own
home city. The speech was printed
and circulated as a population-getter
for his own city. That is only one
of many abuses of the franking privi
lege in addition to tne campaign
burden loaded on to the postoffice de
partment every two years. Meantime,
postal officials are discussing the ad
visability of increasing the rate on
second-class matter in order to meet
the expenses of the department. They
might get some interesting data by in
quiring of the people whether the pub
lic would rather pay more postage on
its periodicals or have the supply of
campaign literature curtailed.St.
A. Remarkable Surgical Operation.
Dr. Wm. Lusk, a renowned New
York surgeon, performed an opera
tion last week by which a new interior
wall of gold wire was supplied for a
distended aorta, the principal trunk
of the arteries, as the natural wall
had been worn to such a thinness that
it threatened to burst at every beat of
A thin needle five inches long,
running to a fine point but bored and
rifled like a guna remarkable ex
ample of workmanshipwas employed
by Dr. Lusk to puncture the wall of
the aorta to admit the end of the thin
gold wire. With the heart pumping,
Dr. Lusk held the needle in place and
slowly fed the gold wire through the
needle, the rifling of which caused the
wire to coil like a closely turned
spiral spring inside the aorta. The
coil was about one inch in diameter,
the natural size of the aorta, and when
eleven and three-quarters feet had
been introduced inside the tube it ex
tended the length of the anuerism and
lapped over into the unaffected part
of the aorta on both sides. Dr. Lusk
then attached the end of the wire to
an electric battery and placed a steel
plate on the back of the patient. A
gentle current of electricity was
turned on and the blood slowly co
agulated about the coils of gold wire
and formed an artificial wall inside
the aorta. The current was switched
off and no blood came from the punc
ture from which the free end of the
gold wire protruded. The end was
then coiled around the outside wall of
the aorta and fastened. The incision
was then closed. It is expected that
the patient will leave the hospital
within ten days.
Town Officers and Road Taxes.
All town officers elected at annual
town meeting are required to qualify
within ten days after their notification
by the town clerk anyone who voted
at the election is presumed to have
Road overseers must file their ac
ceptance with the town clerk
Any town officer who enters upon
the duties of his office before taking
the oath required by law shall forfeit
to the town the sum of $50.
Failure to file oath and bond within
the time prescribed by law shall be
deemed a refusal to serve.
Within 20 days (not later than
March 30 this year) after the annual
town meeting town boards are re
quired to meet and assess the poll tax
also the road tax on real and per
sonal property. Every male between
the ages of 21 and 50 is liable for poll
tax. A road tax on real and personal
property not exceeding one dollar on
each one hundred dollars of assessed
value may be levied.
Town boards are authorized to levy
an additional road, tax, payable in
money, over and above the amount
voted at town meeting. Here is the
language of the statute:
"After an annual town meeting has
voted the assessment of any road tax,
the board may further assess the
property of said town not to exceed
five mills on the dollar, on the last
assessed valuation thereof, and if
they so assess they shall certify the
same to the auditor for extension and
collection, and before the same is col
lected they may pledge the credit of
the town by issuing town orders, not
exceeding the tax so assessed, to the
expense of road and bridge work."
Hence town boards are authorized
and empowered to assess not less
than one nor more than four days'
labor, a road tax on all real and per
sonal property not exceeding one dol
lar on each hundred dollars assessed
value, payable in labor at the option
of the taxpayer, and in addition five
mills on tiie dollar on the assessed
valuation payable in money same as
Hospital for White Earth
As a result of the Graham com
mittee's exposure of the prevalence of
tuberculosis and trachoma among the
Indians on the White Earth reserva
tion Commissioner "Valentine has
ordered that a $20,000 hospital be
built at that place without delay.
The hospital will accommodate 60
patients. An appropriation for such
a hospital was made late in 1910 and
plans prepared, but the project lapsed
for the lack of money available. The
construction division of the Indian
bureau has been directed to abandon
some of the work on other reserva
tions, for which allotments from the
government aporopriation for agency
and school buildings had been made,
and use the money for the White
Earth hospital. The money will* not
come out of Chippewa funds.
Hon Oar S Hall Wrongly Accused
Hon. Dar S. Hall has been accused
of inefficiency and wasting govern
ment funds in the removal of Mille
Lacs Indiaus to the White Earth
reservation. The accusation is un
founded. Mr. Hall used every effort
to carry out his instructions and ac
complished as much as any man could
un#er the circumstances. In an inter
view published in the Pioneer Press
Mr. Hall is quoted as saying.
I entered the service in 1909 for
the purpose of moving the Indians
from the Mille Lacs reservation to the
other reservations. I was not in the
service two years, but only one year
and eight months. In that time I
moved 200 Indians from the Mille Lacs
reservation. The government in that
time paid me only $9,500 for the ex
penses of transferring the Indians, for
supplies and other expenses. When I
resigned I returned to the Federal
government about $500. So, instead
of moving fifty Indians at a cost of
$83,000, I moved 200 at a cost of less
than $10,000, including my salary for
Positively the Last Word.
The Union is in receipt of a
lengthy communication relative to
village affairs which we respectfully
decline to publish. Election is over
and there is nothing to be gained by
a prolonged discussion of what is
passed. Boiled down, the sum and
substance of our correspondent's
effusion amounts to this: He claims,
and the records sustain his conten
tion, that the old councilthe Ferrell
councilin 1910 levied a tax of $6,000,
$2,000 more than had ever before been
levied in any previous year, and that
the Pennison council had the benefit
of the 1910 tax levy hence he asserts
that, had it not been for the extra
$2,000 levied in 1910 the net indebted
ness of the vilage would have been in
creased to $3,772.72 this year instead
of $1,772.72, as set forth in the
Union. If the total tax levied in
1910 had been collected our corre
spondent would be correot. But the
published statements show that the
receipts for the year ending March 1,
1912, were $1,854.92 greater than the
receipts for the year ending March 1,
1911, hence if the increase in taxes is
taken into consideration, the net in
debtedness of the village was in
creased during the year ending March
1, 1912, $3,582.64, and not $3,772.72 as
our correspondent claims.
Some of the newspapers of Minne
sota must be edited by the same in
dividual, for on several occasions re
cently we have noticed that papers
published on the same day in different
localities contain the same identical
editorials. For instance, here is an
editorial entitled "St. Patrick's Day"
which appeared in three papers that
came to our notice last Fridaythe
article is clipped from the Inter-Lake
Tribune, published at Browns Valley,
in Traverse county:
ST. PATRICK'S DAT.
St. Patrjck is a character so over
flowing with optimism and good
humor that he commands a general
interest to an extent rare with any
racial hero. Protestants frequently
show a friendly sympathy by wearing
the bit of green, and they might well
also learn something of the traditions
of the day.
Patrick kindles the enthusiasm of
every Irishman, perhaps for one
reason because of a dauntless cour
age that is very typical of the race.
Traditions say that in Patrick's
day the idol Cromcruach was
worshiped by King Tigernas and his
nobles and people, with the highest
veneration. Yet disregarding pains
and penalties of courts and kings,
Patrick lifted up his staff when
approaching the image of gold and
silver, and commanded the devil to
come out of him. Thereupon the
image fell over, and twelve smaller
idols were swallowed up in the earth.
And so in after years, the genius of
the Irish race has never stopped to
count the cost of defiance to po
tentates or enemies. The rolls of our
soldiers have always been thickly
strewed with Irish names, and no
strain of blood can be found -more
largely in the American National
Guard or the regular army and navy
Rev, Lundquist Goes To Isanti.
Rev. August Lundquist, pastor of
the Swedish Lutheran churches of
Princeton, Greenbush and Livonia,
will leave here on April 1 to take
charge of the Isanti church and two
other congregations in the outlying
district. It is with a feeling of regret
that his parishioners acd the com
munity at large learn of his intention
to make a change. Rev. Lundquist
has lived in Princeton four years and
during that time has made many
friends who wish him success in his
new field of labor. He will be suc
ceeded by a graduate of the Rock
Island, 111., seminary, who has not
yet been ordained.
Hill to Finance Test Farms
James J. Hill proposes to finance
from 300 to 500 test farms of from
three to five acres each in the state.
Each farmer will be furnished free
seed, will be paid for the work he
does on the demonstration plot, will
be paid a rental of $8 for the use of
the land and will be allowed the
crops. In return, however, the farmer
must co-operate with Mr. Hill and the
experts to be sent out by him. The
crops grown will be decided in con
ference with the farmers interested
and will answer to the needs of the
PRINCETON, MILLE LACS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1912.
Old Timers Assemble at firs. Mary
Rines' and Organize Girls
of the Sixties" Club.
"Cut-Up" Club Celebrates Wooden
Wedding of fir. and firs. Plaas
and Heine is a Suspect.
The*' third meeting of the "early
timers" of Princeton was held last
Saturday at the home of Mr. Mary
Rines. As it was the eve of St.
Patrick's birthday, the hostess had
planned refreshments and arranged
her table in a manner to symbolize
the day, and as a surprise to her
guests. That it was a success, both
as being unexpected and from an
artistic point of view, was fully at
tested by the cries of surprise and ad
miration which escaped the lips of the
company as they entered the dining
A harp was suspended above the
center of the table and festoons of
green and silver were draped from
this point and carried to the four
corners of the snowy cover, finishing
there in graceful loops and ends. A
large shamrock plant occupied the
table's center, reposing upon a broad
band of green which extended to the
sides. Pretty little green dishes filled
with candies and displaying the flag
of Erin were placed at intervals and
sprigs of green adorned the cakes,
the sandwiches and, indeed, were in
evidence everywhere. The salad, too,
was served upon leaves of lettuce,
and the bon-bon dishes were made to
represent large leaves of the sham
The place cards, with the names of
each guest beautifully executed by
hand, were tinted in green and
painted with designs typical of the
Emerald Isle, and these, as well as
the "sweet" little pig which poised
upon the-rrim of eadh glass, were
eagerly appropriated and will be long
treasured by those for whom intended.
A pleasant hour was spent over the
dainty refreshments, and before
adjourning the company organized
themselves into a "society" and
bestowed upon themselves a name:
"The Girls of the Sixties." It was
also decided that a meeting should be
held once each month, and the
members are already looking forward
to their next gathering with pleasant
Lld Heine Dope the Salad?
Friday was Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Plass' wooden wedding anniversary,
and the occasion was duly celebrated
by the members of the "cut-up" club,
who assembled at the apothecary's
home for that especial purpose. As
is customary upon such occasions,
card playing and feasting constituted
the principal features of the celebra
tion, but there were little side issues
which added largely to the merriment.
For instance, Heine Plass danced a
Holland jig in a pair of wooden shoes
which he brought from the old country
and, in endeavoring to perform the
"tulip twist," slipped and fell, his
abnormal nasal protuberance narrow
ly escaping coming into contact with
the punch bowl. Then Ira Stanley
sang, "When the Frost is on the
Pumpkin," or rather sang one verse
of it, when he was ruled out of order
by Toastmaster Tom Kaliher and
jerked into his seat by Frank Gould
ing. Doc McRae then asked per
mission to speak on "The Teeth of
the Ancient Egyptians Found in the
Pyramids," but was very properly re
fused and had to content himself with
singing a solo, "Baby's Cut An
other Tooth." O. B. Randall, it
seems, monkeyed with the toast
master's chair by attaching an
electric wire thereto and, just as Tom
was raising a goblet of sherbet to his
lipsduring Lent Tom never drinks
coffeethe current was turned on and
the table almost upset. Tom jumped
four feet into the air.
Mrs. Plass provided an excellent
supper and, among other things,
there was a liberal supply of chicken
salad. All the guests, with the excep
tion of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kaliher,
partook of a quantity of this delicacy
and later wished they had not, for, it
is alleged, Heine Plass, who is a skill
ful compounder of harmless medi
cines, secretly doctored the salad.
But then it was merely a joke and no
one suffered any ill effects therefrom.
Those present at the celebration
were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Stark, Mr.
and Mrs. Ira G. Stanley, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Keith, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Avery, Mr. and Mrs. A. R.
Davis, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kaliher,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gould ing, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Plass, Mr. and Mrs.
George Ross, Dr. and Mrs. D. A.
McRae, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Caley
and Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Randall.
Albert Eugene Clough
On the afternoon of the 14th inst.,
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Swanbro in this village, death ended
Albert Eugene Clough's sufferings.
He had been ailing for about six
weeks and had come up from Spencer
Brook to reside with his daughter,
Mrs. Wm. Swanbro, where he could
receive constant medical attention.
Dr. H. C. Cooney, the attending
physician, was unremitting in the care
and attention he bestowed upon Mr.
Clough, but for several weeks past
entertained no hope of his recovery,
as the ailment from which he suffered
cancer of the stomachwas incur
able. A post mortem examination re
vealed the correctness of Dr.
The funeral, which was held from
the family residence at Spencer
Brook, Sunday afternoon, was large
ly attended notwithstanding the fear
ful condition of the roads. The ser
vices at the residence were conducted
by the Rev. Mr. Service of the Prince
ton M. E. church, and a large delega
tion of Odd Fellows from the Prince
ton lodge, of which the deceased was
an honored member, was present and
participated in the solemn exercises.
The floral tributes were profuse and
beautiful. The interment was in the
Albert Eugene Clough was a full
brother of ex-Governor Clough, now
of Everett, Wash., and was born at
Lyme, N. H., July 25, 1850. He came
to Minnesota with the family in 1859.
In 1875 Mr. Clough went to the Pacific
coast and was married to Miss Ida
Harris at Palouse, Wash., in 1881.
He returned to Spencer Brook in 1885
and resided on the old Clough home
stead until his recent illness. He is
survived by a son and daughter,
Lawrence Clough and Mrs. Wm.
Swanbrohis wife preceded him to
the other shore a few years ago.
Gene Clough, as he was familiarly
known to all his friends and acquain
tances, was a plain, unassuming
man who attended strictly to his own
affairs he was a kind and accom
modating neighbor, and had the
respect and esteem of all who knew
him, and he had not an enemy in the
world. What higher tribute could be
paid bis memory?
Democratic htnte Convention
At a meeting of the democratic state
committee held in St. Paul, Tuesday,
the date of holding the state conven
tion to elect delegates to the demo
cratic national convention was fixed
for Thursday, June 6, and Duluth the
place of meeting. A motion for a
presidential preferential primary was
voted down. Owing to Frank Day's
removal to Montana there was a
vacancy in the chairmanship of the
state committee, and D. D. Daly was
elected to succeed Day.
The state convention will be com
posed of 1,039 delegates of which
Mille Lacs will have 5, Sherburne 5,
Isanti 6, Anoka 7, Benton 8, Kanabec
4, Aitkin 5.
A resolution favoring the abolition
of the "unit rule" in the state conven
tion was unanimously adopted. That
means that the committee goes on
record as favoring each individual
delegate voicing his own sentiments
in the convention regardless of in
structions given by county conven
tions to vote as a unit.
mercantile House Changes Hands
O. B. Newton has closed a deal with
F. T. Kettelhodt by which he becomes
the proprietor of the mercantile house
which has been so successfully oper
ated by Mr. Kettelhodt in Princeton
for many years. An invoice of the
stock is now being taken, and when
completed Mr. Newton will enter into
possession. Like Mr. Kettelhodt, Mr.
Newton is a good business man, and
will doubtless make a success of the
Mr. Kettelhodt has not yet decided
where he will locate, but intends to
move to some milder climate in an
effort to benefit the condition of his
Cordiner's Garage Open for Business
Wm. Cordiner's garage, equipped
with apparatus for executing all sorts
of work on automobiles, is now open
for business. Joseph Cromoton, an
expert mechanic, has been employed
by Mr. Cordiner to work in the
garage, and a number of machines
are now being overhauled. First
olass work is guaranteed at this
establishment and charges therefor
will be nominal.
Don't Throw Your Money Away.
If you want to save money go to
Wm. Neely's harness shop for every
thing you need in the horse furnishing
line. All goods guaranteed at this
well-known establishment. Don't let
people cajole you into believing tbat
a factory-made harness is made by
VOLUME XXXYI. NO. 13
hand. I carry both factory and
hand-made harness and will show and
explain to you the difference.
Don't miss the reduction sale which,
will begin in my store on Saturday
next, March 16, and last two weeks.
During that time a discount of 10 per
cent will be given on all cash -pur
chases. Wm. Neely,
13-2tc The Harness Man.
La Follette's Majority 20,000
Special to Union.
St. Paul, Minn., March 21.LaFol-,
lette's majority in North Dakota may
reach 20,000. It was a sweeping vic
tory for the Wisconsin senator.
La Follette men are planning on a
vigorous campaign in Minnesota and
claim that they will carry the state for
him. Roosevelt supporters greatly
disappointed and discouraged.
High School Minstrel Snow
The high school pupils, assisted by
pupils from Miss Huse's room, will
give an evening entertainment in
Brands' opera house on Thursday
evening, March 28. Since this enter
tainment is to be given oril a school
night it will begin promptly at 8
o'clock, and all are urged to be
present at that time. The admission
will be 15 cents for school children
and 25 cents for others. Reserved
seats may be had by paying 10 cents
extra. Tickets on sale at Avery's
clothing store beginning Monday,
March 25. All who enjoy a minstrel
show full of fun and repartee are in
vited to be present. The same enter
tainment will be repeated on Satur
day afternoon, March 30, at 2:30
sharp, and the same prices will be
charged. Hereunder is given the
Plantation Melodies Princeton Orchestia
Son S All de Coons
Gagss, Funny Stories, etc FunnydFolks
Razor Episode Mutt and Jeff
Chicken Reel. Princeton Orchestra
Specialties Mutt Jeff Likewise
Lullaby Ten Little Ooons
Oration Mutt, Likewise Jeff
Musical Stunts Clumsy Clodhoppers
Sunflower Song. .Twelve Little Coons
You Gotta Quit Kicking My Dawg Aroun'
Mutt, Jeff and Others
Song aud Dance Snowball Family
Farce Entitled "Obstinacy
An Able Lecturer.
Rev. Dr. Jordan, who lectures at
the Methodist church next Wednesday
evening, is very highly spoken cf by
the press of the country. From a
score or more notices, all eulogistic,
we reproduce the following:
Much was expected of Dr. Jordan's
lecture, but more was received. It
was a rare combination of humor and
pathos, wit and logic. As a story
teller Mr. Jordan is inimitable his
power of description is wonderful. It
was unquestionably one of the finest
lectures ever delivered from a western
platform.Hot Springs Star.
An Isanti County Candidate.
Mr. Emanuel Yngve of Cambridge
announces that be will be a candidate
for superintendent of schools of
Isanti county next fall. Mr. Yngve
is well qualified for the position, has
many friends all over the county and
he will stand an excellent chance of
Moving Picture Show This Week.
Tomorrow and Saturday evenings
exhibitions of motion pictures will be
given at Brands' opera house and the
subjects will be catchy and right up
to date. Every subject is interesting
and everyone cannot fail to enjoy the
Keller and Bremer
H. P. Keller was renominated for
mayor of St. Paul on Tuesday by the
republicans while Otto Bremer was
nominated by the democrats. The
contest for the office promises to be a
Fine Farm Alares.
I have a carload of farm horses for
sale at Wresch's barn. They are
mostly mares and will be sold either
for cash or on time.
13-tfc Frank Henschel.
AT NORTHWE8TEBN HOSPITAL.
Mrs. Nels Venad, who was in the
hospital for medical treatment, has
returned to her home.
Mrs. Joseph Payette is in the hos
pital for medical treatment.
Lloyd Hamilton, the big toe of
whose right foot it was necessary to
amputate in consequence of its being
frozen, is getting well.
A son was bora to Mrs. John
Briggs at the hospital on March 15.
Orin Hamilton is at the hospital
suffering from an attack of pneu
David Looney has returned to bis
home and also Mrs. Lars Nelson.
Alex Flennoy, the young man
whose rigbt arm was amputated, has'
been discharged from the hospital.
xml | txt